Borisfen – Grodno 100-69
Borisfen cruised past Grodno to take 2-0 lead in the series. Borisfen forced 23 Grodno turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Cuban forward Darol Hernandez (207-89) scored 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American guard Dupree McBrayer (195-96, college: Minnesota) chipped in 19 points during the contest. Four Borisfen players scored in double figures. The former international guard Maksim Shustov (188-86) responded with 6 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international forward Andrey Navoychik (201-91) scored 13 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Borisfen: D.Hernandez 20+7reb+4ast, D.McBrayer 19+4reb+3ast, T.McKee 12+1reb+4ast, I.Sharipov 11+1ast, D.Pastukhov 8+1reb+2ast, A.Malkou 7+2reb+1ast
Grodno: A.Navoychik 13+2reb, M.Liutych 8+4reb+1ast, M.Miroshnichenko 7+3reb+3ast, E.Potupchik 7+2reb+1ast, M.Sazonov 6+4reb+2ast, M.Shustov 6+5reb+4ast
Tsmoki-Minsk – Impuls BGUIR 101-42
Tsmoki-Minsk eased past Impuls BGUIR for the second straight victory. Tsmoki-Minsk held Impuls BGUIR Minsk to an opponent 25.0 percent shooting from the field compared to 53.2 percent accuracy of the winners and made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Tsmoki-Minsk outrebounded Impuls BGUIR Minsk 42-29 including a 35-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Impuls BGUIR Minsk’s players. International point guard Andrey Staborovskij (185-97) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 6 assists. American guard Kris Clyburn (198-96, college: UNLV) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Four Tsmoki-Minsk players scored in double figures. Tsmoki-Minsk’s coach Rostislav Vergun felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Yury Ignatiev (202-91) replied with 14 points and 5 rebounds and forward Yaroslav Kurapov (200-91) added 11 points in the effort for Impuls BGUIR Minsk.
Tsmoki-Minsk: A.Staborovskij 21+4reb+6ast, K.Clyburn 18+4reb+2ast, A.Rogozenko 14+2reb+3ast, U.Blizniuk 13+3reb+4ast, K.Cavars 9+6reb, A.Pustahvar 8+2reb+2ast
Impuls BGUIR: Y.Ignatiev 14+5reb, Y.Kurapov 11+4reb, M.Kozlovets 5+5reb+1ast, V.Mihail 4+3reb+1ast, G.Zahar 4+5reb+3ast, N.Matsal 2+3reb+2ast